Well, the 4th of July holiday is over and we had a good time with family and friends. I had both smokers going for ribs, brisket, and butts. It was a great day weather wise. I tried the Cowboy brand of lump charcoal for the first time. I put the butts and brisket on at midnight and loaded my smoker with enough charcoal to last at least 6-8 hours. When I checked my burn in 4 hours the charcoal was almost completely gone. The Cowboy brand burns like paper. I was very disappointed in the performance of this brand.
Inspecting it further I found a fair amount of scrap lumber used in this brand. I found a lot of tongue and groove scraps and other building lumber. To say the least it was very poor quality charcoal. I don’t intend to use it again.